New IANA IPv4 Allocations

Daniel Golding dgolding at
Wed Nov 19 13:46:50 UTC 2003

On 11/19/03 6:40 AM, "Henk Uijterwaal (RIPE-NCC)" <henk at> wrote:

> On Wed, 19 Nov 2003, Bruce Campbell wrote:
>> On Tue, 18 Nov 2003, Sean Donelan wrote:
>>> On Tue, 18 Nov 2003,  John Brown (CV) wrote:
>>>> It would be good for them to sign such posts with
>>>> a well known PGP key...
>>> After we get IANA in the habit of publishing an annoucement when it
>>> allocates a new IPv4 block to the RIRs, then we can work on improving
>>> the process.
>> At least when I've been watching, the IANA/ICANN borg has made a public
>> post about new allocations being made to the RIRs to NANOG (and other
>> forums) within a reasonable timeframe.
>> I think that one problem here is that team Cymru, with their every half
>> hour page scraper of interesting sites, manages to beat the authoritative
>> people to the punch each time as team Cymru simply do not have the same
>> unseen formalities that the IANA/RIRs need to go through.
>> As long as RobT continues to be an amusing speaker, I'm not too worried ;)
> Amusing?  He qualifies as the worst speaker that I've seen in a long time,
> if I want to see a monkey, I'll go to the zoo.
> Henk
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> That problem that we weren't having yesterday, is it better? (Big ISP NOC)

Of course, we don't want to get into a debate on the relative merits of
NANOG or RIPE speakers on this list, but given this comment...

Rob Thomas is an excellent speaker. He has his own distinctive style, but
the best speakers do. Many NANOG and RIPE speakers are, to put in likely, a
bit dull. Given the subject matter, this is excusable, but we should be
happy to see the occasional speaker like Rob or Bill Norton, who is willing
to take the extra effort to inject a vein of humor or excitement into their

Its easy to throw stones, but if one is truly unhappy with the quality of
speakers at NANOG, their course of action is clear - immediately submit a
speaking proposal to Susan.

- Daniel Golding

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